Amazon Prime members in Las Vegas will now be able to have food delivered in one hour or less from some of the city’s most popular eateries through the Amazon or Prime Now mobile apps or by visiting www.amazon.com/restaurants.
The company announced yesterday that it will now allow its Prime members in Las Vegas to order from participating restaurants, browse menus, track the status of their delivery and watch as their delivery driver travels from the restaurant to their address in real time. Orders going to the Las Vegas Strip will offer curbside pickup.
The restaurant delivery business is booming, with TechCrunch reporting that more than $1 billion was invested in the industry in 2014. Amazon Prime members already have access to the restaurant delivery option in cities like Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami, to name a few.
“Las Vegas is a mecca for great entertainment and great food,” said Gus Lopez, general manager of Amazon Restaurants. “Whether you want delicious dishes after a night of gambling and dancing or an easy dinner option for a low-key evening in, Amazon Restaurants is the solution for a convenient and super-fast meal delivered in an hour or less.”
Some of the more than 100 participating restaurants include Red Robin, Buca di Beppo, Brio Tuscan Grille, Island Sushi & Grill, Grinders Pizza Lounge and Jessie Rae’s BBQ. In addition to the Las Vegas Strip, delivery will also be available to the Arts District, Winchester, Spring Valley, Paradise, Summerlin and other locations.
There are no fees for the service. In fact, if a customer finds a restaurant item on Amazon Restaurants that is priced higher than the regularly priced item on the restaurant’s current online menu within 24 hours of placing the order, Amazon will refund that customer the price of the item.
“We are very excited to join the Amazon Restaurants family because the company has proven time and time again that they are the cream of the crop when it comes to online shopping and speedy delivery,” said Daniel Fong, sales and marketing manager of Island Sushi & Grill. “The amazing user experience on Amazon platforms is the best, and we want to associate ourselves with the best in the industry.”